ReWorks Recycling Days
*Updates Ongoing (last update: 9-1-23)*
Do Your Part Beyond the Cart
ReWorks, the solid waste management authority for Summit County, is hosting a 4-day event to collect hard-to-recycle materials that require special handling.
This event is available to Summit County residents and businesses ONLY.
- October 17th & October 18th from 12 noon - 4 pm
- November 7th & November 8th from 12 noon - 4 pm
ReWorks 1201 Graham Road in Stow, at the Route 8 Overpass.
- Glass Bottles and Jars
- Beverage bottles, food jars, candle jars, fragrance bottles
- Transport in cardboard boxes (preferred)
- Cooking Oil (Liquid Only)
- No containers larger than 5 gallons
- Limit 15 gallons per vehicle
- Instructions - All material must be clean and dry with tape and stickers removed
- Only Styrofoam™
- White foam plastic made from beads of expanded polystyrene (EPS)
- Furniture and appliance packaging foam
- Clean meat trays and take out cups
- Block form foam
- Foam coolers
- Campaign Signs
- Corrugated Plastic Signs
- Film Plastic Signs
- Paperboard Signs
- Metal Stakes and Frame
- No painted pumpkins
What Happens to the Materials Collected at ReWorks Recycling Days?
- Glass Bottles & Jars
- The properties of glass allow it to be infinitely recyclable. However, there are challenges to recycling glass bottles and jars collected in home recycling carts and sorted at a material recovery facility (MRF). Not only does glass being sorted at a MRF become abrasive and damaging to MRF equipment, but also MRF glass is contaminated with other materials and often requires a secondary processor to remove the contamination for it to be made into a marketable glass cutlet. The feasibility of recycling MRF glass can be cost prohibitive due to several factors including limited availability of secondary glass cleaning processors.
- Glass bottles and jars collected at ReWorks Recycling Days do not go to a MRF. It is collected by Repeat Glass then transported directly to a facility that recycles glass only.
- Cooking Oil
- Cooking oil collected at ReWorks Recycling Days is processed by Otto By Products Inc. into animal feed ingredients, alternative fuels and soaps.
- Styrofoam™ that is collected at ReWorks Recycling Days will be densified and recycled into insulation boards for home & commercial construction projects which will contain 70% of this recycled material
- Televisions and Electronic Devices
- Televisions and electronic devices collected at ReWorks Recycling Days are managed through GreenBoard IT LLC, a R2V3 certified electronics recycler.
- String Lights
- String Lights collected at ReWorks Recycling Days are recycled by City Scrap & Salvage, a local scrap metal recycler.
- Campaign Signs
- Campaign signs collected at ReWorks Recycling Days are recycled by Legacy Polymer or Northcoast Recycling Specialists. Coroplast signs are ground into plastic pellets for re-use in other plastic materials. Film plastic signs are recycled into products used by the automotive industry & paperboard signs are recycled into other fiber-based products. Metal frames from signs are recycled at City Scrap & Salvage, a local scrap metal recycler.
Pumpkins collected at ReWorks Recycling Days are composted at an Ohio EPA licensed Class II Compost Facility.
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